Reports have been coming out over the past few days detailing the mass exodus of schools from the WAC. In the past two days unofficial reports are that: Utah State and SJSU are on their way to the MW. UTSA is on its way to CUSA, and LaTech may get an invite any day now, along with North Texas and FIU from the SunBelt Conference. Now word is that Texas State and UT-Arlington will be joining the SunBelt.
Sources: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/brett-mcmurphy/18911274, http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/brett-mcmurphy/18906752, http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/brett-mcmurphy/18873583
And then there is this radio interview from UTEP head coach Mike Price hinting that the Miners may be headed to the MW from CUSA. http://siriusxmsports.posterous.com/utep-head-coach-mike-price-talks-injuries-sch
So that leaves Idaho and New Mexico State playing football. Plus Boise State, Denver, and Seattle in Olympic sports. That's five schools. What is the WAC to do? I can see the SunBelt perhaps taking NMSU. But what about the Vandals? Does the WAC cease to exist completly or will it find a way to survive as an Olympic sport conference?
I say it's done. They haven'y hired a new commish, and what schools would want to leave a stable conference the join an unstable one? The only chance is that several independent or new Division I schools might join. Those being: Cal State Bakersfield, Utah Valley, and San Diego.
Now Boise State is moving on to the Big East, so what do we care about the future of the WAC? A great deal, I believe. The WAC, MW, CUSA are at the center of the realignment chaos. Plus our non-football sports are supposed to begin WAC play in 2013. Will there even be a WAC? If not I'm sure our leaders can land a new conference, but which one?